Learn to fish with Orvis ambassador, Marina Gibson, a certified ‘Fly Fishers International’ (CI) Instructor and 1st4sport Level 2 coach. The Northern Fishing School at the Swinton Estate offers a wide range of fly fishing activities whether you’re a beginner, seasoned angler or a business looking for a corporate day out. They cater for all ages, including sessions for school children; which are great fun.Fishing
Choose from a range of falconry experiences for families, groups and individuals at the aviary and surrounding parkland on the Swinton Estate. Birds of Prey at the Swinton Estate offers both educational and fun experiences.Falconry
The Cookery School runs a busy program of half day and full day hands-on, practical cookery classes throughout the year. Courses can be either residential or non residential and are available for all ages and ability levels, including children’s cookery lessons.
From classic baking and Sunday roasts to Sushi and Thai, there’s a course to suit everyone. So if you are beginner with a keen interest or a professional, broadening their knowledge, join us at Swinton and fall in love with cooking all over again.
For those who want to learn or brush up on their skills, E.J. Churchill at the Swinton Estate is a clay pigeon shooting school, just a few miles from Swinton Park. Tuition is available both on a one to one and group basis, from a team of top instructors.Clay Pigeon Shooting
Join Faith Douglas of Forest Bathing UK for a woodland session of mindfulness surrounded by the serenity of the lakes and gardens in the Parkland at the Swinton Country Club & Spa. Soak up the benefits of the woodland setting in a mindful way, which can reduce stress levels, balance mood disorders and improve your sense of wellbeing.Forest Bathing
Explore the surrounding parkland and countryside on horse back. Available for all ages and riding abilities, continue (or start) your trekking adventure with Masham Riding and Trekking Centre on the Swinton Estate. Choose from the herd of horses which include purebred Highlands, Welsh mountain ponies and a Shire horse.Pony Riding
Founded in 1895, Masham Golf Club is a beautiful 9 hole parkland course, dissected by the River Burn, set in the heart of North Yorkshire. The course itself measures 6204 yards from the white tees, and is made up of sloping greens, elevated areas, undulating fairways, and stunning views from every tee. The on-site friendly clubhouse serves delicious meals as well as coffee and a fully licenced bar.Golfing
Laser Clays are great fun – either just to have a go and see if you have ‘an eye’, or as an introduction to traditional clay shooting!
You’ll be holding a deactivated and high-tech version of a shotgun, firing invisible infrared beams onto clay targets launched at different angles and speeds. The scoreboard will tell us who was bang on, and who was off beam – designed for a little friendly competition!